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EASY last minute appetizers for your Thanksgiving Weekend!

Looking for EZ apps for your holiday season? Look no further, your Chef/Somm ‘Dynamic Duo’ is here to the rescue with 4 apps paired to wine for whipping up just in time for visiting friends + family! Ready, set, tune in to our Jason Show Segment! Wines + Recipes for each App + Wine Pairing… Continue

Pinot is the Reason for the Seaon

Oooooo, fall — one of our favorite seasons! Grab your cashmere + don’t forget your glass of PINOT — aren’t these two just the perfect fall pairing? Check in with my latest ‘Fifty Shades of Pinot’ segment on The Jason Show + learn more about this beautiful thin skinned grapes, its many shades, pairings, styles… Continue

2021 MN Grape Stomp!

How’s the 2021 vintage for MN coming along?  Check out my latest segment with The Garden Guy, Dale K, and the Fox 9 Team as ‘crush’ our way through a barrel of Frontenac Noir grapes while recapping MN’s summer wine growing season!  

Best ‘Wine Based’ Drinks at the MN State Fair 2021

My goodness, if you missed this week’s Jason Show segment featuring my list of the MN State Fair’s BEST WINE BASED DRINKS — you’re about to get a good chuckle! Jason + I always have an amazing time at the fair, but this year…well, you tell me who had a better time in this segment.… Continue

Sparkling Wine Masterclass Segment on The Jason Show 🍾

Love sparkling wines like we do? I was absolutely up for the task chatting up one of my favorite styles of wine when Jason + the team at The Jason Show asked for a segment hi-lighting all things SPARKLING WINE this week on Fox 9.   From styles, glassware, vintage/non vintage speak, grapes + pairings —… Continue

Summer Wine Entertaining Ideas

Just when you think summer can’t get any better — we’re here to tell you, it can! Keep your summer sizzlin’ with a few wine entertaining tips that’ll keep your entertaining life easy + breezy, while capturing all the flavors of summer.  Straight from our one + only, SOMM, Leslee shares 4 simple tricks with… Continue

Women In Wine: Nikki Erpelding of Vineyard Brands

This is our new blog feature, Women In Wine! Once a month, we’ll profile a badass woman in the wind industry and ask her how she makes it all happen. Enjoy! MEET: NIKKI ERPELDING OF VINEYARD BRANDS and VINE LAB WINE + SPIRITS ACADEMY   What brought you to the wine industry? The hospitality sector.… Continue

Mother’s Day Wine + Floral Pairing

Looking to create a super unique PAIRING gift for Mom on her special day? This week on Fox 9’s The Jason Show — I pair the actual aromatics of a variety of popular florals to a handful of grape varietals, regions + wine styles.   I LOVED this task!  Not an easy one, but so very… Continue

Brunchy Sips for EVERY bite on your Table

Who doesn’t love a good BRUNCH? From  chicken + waffles, avocado toast, eggs in every form, pancakes, crêpes to yogurt + granola — we’ve got you covered for every course.  I’m not only recommending a delicious Italian FIZZ, but some delicious NON ALCOHOLIC wine sips and a fun little spruced up springtime punch for enjoying!… Continue

Women’s History Month just got better with this MN Lady Winemaker

Of course we could not be more proud to celebrate our band of sisterhood amidst the month of March with Women’s History Month.  From the women who paved the way before us when it came to our professions, dreams + rights to the women who continue to inspire us to grow + believe in ourselves,… Continue

How the Pandemic Shaped Wine Drinking in the Twin Cities

I loved this recent interview with Ms. Natalie Ryder of Minnesota Monthly chatting about the pandemic + how it’s changed the way we all drink and learn wine. A great conversation as to how I see wine drinking amidst the pandemic, where I’ve taken it + how it’s changed my past year in the industry. … Continue